RSA Bath: cultural learning – vision, value and relevance

Fellowship Event

 -  | BST British Summer Time


  • Education
  • Creativity
  • Schools
  • Teaching

We’re continuing the series of bringing the RSA community of Bath Fellows together online to connect, check in and to hear from different speakers

Join us on 11 May to hear from our speaker, Sally Bacon, who will be focusing on why the arts matter in our education system, the work of the Cultural Learning Alliance, and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Sally Bacon was Executive Director of the Clore Duffield Foundation for 23 years, where she led the Foundation’s wide-ranging grant-making activity across the cultural, education and social sectors, distributing in excess of £150m, and developed a series of collaborative sector support initiatives. She led the R&D which culminated in the creation of the Cultural Learning Alliance in 2009 and is now its Co-Chair.

The Cultural Learning Alliance works to ensure that every child experiences an arts-rich education that enables them to fulfil their potential. Sally ran the consultation process and chaired the steering groups which led to the creation of two leadership development charities: Clore Leadership (for the cultural sector); and Clore Social Leadership for the wider charity community.

Sally also led on building and providing guidance for a UK-wide network of learning spaces within cultural organisations. Before joining the Foundation, Sally studied for a PhD in English literature and the visual arts, worked as Education Officer at the Poetry Society, and as Children’s Books Editor and Children’s Programmes Manager for the National Trust. She is a writer and editor and has produced several books for children. She has been a school governor, a charity trustee, a member of the Advisory Council of the Creative Industries Federation, and a Museum of the Year judge. She is a freelance writer and consultant, Co-Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance, and a board director of FrameWorks UK, which provides communications research and support to reframe social issues. Sally was awarded an OBE in 2017 for services to cultural learning.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and join in a conversation around education and creativity.

Everyone is welcome, Fellows and non-Fellows. We’d also welcome any newcomers who haven’t previously attended a local event. 

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